Required Readings

Coding for Kinder, tasers, testing kills classes and more!! Required Reading 3/30/2014

Here’s some of the latest:

A new kind of mudpie? Some countries are moving coding way up in the curriculum.

How would you address a stressed-out, crying student laying on the floor ? If “taser” is your first choice you may have a career waiting for you  in Syracuse.

Janet Napolitano is a  brave woman, talking about online education and making sense in public.  She wouldn’t  make it through one board meeting at the University of Virginia.

I can’t think of anything snappy about this, it is so pointless and stupid: in Florida, high school courses are being cut because of the expense of testing.

Students in North Korea are looking sharp.

This is a debate I’ve been hearing about my whole life. Here’s another handwriting skirmish.

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  1. March 30, 2014 at 5:06 pm —

    The link on the handwriting skirmish is broken; you are missing a colon after “http”; here’s a properly formatted link:

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